There are two assumptions about how the network will succeed. The popular assumption is that uploading data will attract farmers and protect the network. If this turns out to be true, then I argue that we as a community must be the driving force behind this data.
The second assumption is not popular and I am the main person talking about it. It is based on my observations of human nature:
- people want someone else to do the job;
- people want expensive things for free.
Translated, this means, first, that people will expect someone else to pay and upload data. And second, that they will want to be farmers.
My guess is that this will lead to 2 distinct stages in the development of the network - a speculative stage when very few people will upload information, but will keep Safecoin and speculate on its future price, which will make it the first reasonable money. The next stage will be the actual use of the network for storing data. If this turns out to be true, then the network will be susceptible to economic attacks from other Safe networks (in the first stage).